Just one child — one child — is one too many to suffer the effects of a wind turbine

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TORONTO — Angry residents opposed to wind turbines confronted Premier Dalton McGuinty on Thursday, saying health concerns are being ignored in the province’s push for green energy.

McGuinty, who was set to tour a recreation centre in Lindsay, Ont., came in a back door after about 10 sign-waving protesters parked themselves outside the front entrance.

The group bristled when they realized McGuinty was already inside the complex. Continue reading

McGuinty confronted by wind-power opponents

Toronto Star

LINDSAY, ONT.—A group of angry residents who oppose wind turbines confronted Premier Dalton McGuinty at an unrelated event in Lindsay today.

McGuinty came in a back entrance of the Lindsay recreation centre after about 10 sign-waving protesters parked themselves outside the front entrance.

As he walked in, McGuinty was confronted by upset residents who demanded that he stop the proposed installation of about 30 wind turbines. Continue reading

Fire marshal shuts down public meeting on proposed wind turbines in Pontypool after 140 crowd into hall

Posted By LISA GERVAIS/QMI Agency  Peterborough Examiner

PONTYPOOL — It took just 25 minutes for the fire marshal to shut down a public information open house on two proposed wind parks Thursday night.

When more than 140 people had crowded into the Pontypool Community Centre, the meeting was brought to an abrupt halt — a move that serves opponents of the Settlers Landing Wind Park and Snowy Ridge Wind Park since it means the first open house has technically not taken place and sets proponents’ Energy Farming Ontario Inc. and project managers M.K. Ince Associates Ltd. back in their process.

Asked if it was indeed the best possible outcome, City of Kawartha Lakes Ward 16 Coun. David Marsh replied: “They have to start all over again.”

Others simply could not believe that the proponents chose such a small venue considering the history of a project that has attracted hundreds of people to public meetings in the past. Continue reading